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Anastasia: The Lost Princess

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  383 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Anastasia--the name has become synonymous with enigma. the story of the youngest daughter of the last Russian czar has become one of the world's most favorite romantic fascinations, and is one of the strangest, saddest, most haunting riddle of the twentieth century: Did she escape the massacre of the Russian Royal family in 1917?

James Blair Lovell's exhaustive search for t
Paperback, 544 pages
Published January 15th 1995 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 15th 1989)
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Alix ~*A Dream Needs Believing to Taste Like the Real Thing*~  [Semi-Hiatus]
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In James Blair Lovell’s somewhat misinformed biography, he attempts to make a flowing storyline of the life of Anna Anderson, a woman famous for her claim to be Anastasia, youngest daughter of Russia’s Nicholas II. Forensic evidence has now proved that the ex-imperial family of Russia was killed in the early morning of July 17, 1918. It is interesting, however, to see what exactly Anderson’s supporters saw in her that made her seem like Anastasia.

It’s not like Lovell’s story is totally
Mar 11, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
I realize that Lovell's research may seem irrelevant. Our more modernized, conclusive means of verifying bodily remains has proven that all the children of Czar Nicholas were killed with he and his wife, a scene rendered as quite harrowing within the early chapters of this particular book. However pointless nearly five hundred pages may seem with that in mind, the life of this woman and the struggles she faced surely makes for an interesting analysis of all of the historical research and legal p ...more
Nov 05, 2015 Nina rated it really liked it
In Anastasia: The Lost Princess by James Blair Lovell, a girl by the name of Anastasia Nikolaevna, is the Grand Duchess of Russia. She is the 4th daughter to the Czar Nicholas the Second and Czarina Alexandra. During the imperial reign of Czar Nicholas the Second and Czarina Alexandra, the family was massacred in the 1917s. After the death of the imperial family, the whereabouts of Anastasia’s body was not found at the time. The people had wondered during the time, if Anastasia Nikolaevna of Rus ...more
Apr 14, 2014 Alexandra rated it it was ok
Interesting perspective aldoght to romantic for me
Oct 13, 2008 Denise rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
He makes it sound believable, then you learn they discovered the remains of all eleven bodies and used DNA testing(in three different labs) to confirm it. they also did testing on what is believed to be Anna's DNA and it matches the Polish worker's family. He loses credibility with the accusation Anna made that the Imperial family was raped. There is no information that the family was mistreated to that extent and evidence to show they were given a certain amount of respect even at the end (a re ...more
Oct 26, 2012 CJ rated it it was amazing
A fascinating account of the life and death of the lost Romanov princess, which uncovers several mysteries related to her family. Lengthy at times, but well-researched and comprehensive.
Jul 29, 2007 Kelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult
Is Anna Anderson really Anastasia Romanov? Was she, as the lone member of the royal family, secretly spared from execution by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution?
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Jul 27, 2011 Emaline Lapinski rated it liked it
amazing book...loved it until the very end
Oct 20, 2008 Courtnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like I said, so far, so good!
Oct 20, 2008 Courtnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far, so good . . .
May 13, 2008 PhilorChelsy rated it really liked it
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I'm convinced....a good read!
May 01, 2012 Jane rated it really liked it
Very Good Book
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Mad about Royal H...: Anastasia by James Blair Lovell 6 6 Nov 28, 2015 12:12AM  
  • The Quest for Anastasia: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Romanovs
  • Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson
  • Alexandra: The Last Tsarina
  • The Fate of the Romanovs
  • Nicholas and Alexandra: The Last Tsar and Tsarina
  • Michael and Natasha: The Life and Love of Michael II, the Last of the Romanov Tsars
  • The Camera and the Tsars: The Romanov Family in Photographs
  • A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story
  • Anastasia's Album
  • The Secret Plot to Save the Tsar: The Truth Behind the Romanov Mystery
  • The Flight Of The Romanovs: A Family Saga
  • Once a Grand Duchess: Xenia,  Sister of Nicholas II
  • Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina
  • Little Mother of Russia: A Biography of the Empress Marie Feodorovna (1847-1928)
  • The Romanovs: Autocrats of All the Russias
  • The Romanov Family Album
  • Lost Splendor: The Amazing Memoirs of the Man Who Killed Rasputin
  • The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg

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